Kulm, North Dakota

According to Topbbacolleges, Kulm is a small town located in LaMoure County in the US state of North Dakota. It is located about 85 miles southwest of Fargo. The town was founded in 1883 and has a population of just over 500 people. The town was named for a German nobleman, Count Ferdinand von Kulm, who had visited the area in the late 1800s.

Kulm is a farming community that relies heavily on agriculture, including corn, soybeans, wheat, and sunflowers. The town also has several businesses that provide services to the local populace such as groceries and hardware stores. There are also two churches located in the area: St. John’s Catholic Church and Trinity Lutheran Church.

The small-town charm of Kulm can be seen throughout its streets with its quaint shops and restaurants that line the main street. There are also several recreational activities available to residents such as golfing at the local course or fishing at one of the nearby lakes or rivers. For those looking for more physical activity, there are several trails available nearby for hiking or biking.

According to Whicheverhealth, the town is home to many historical sites such as Fort Ransom State Historic Site which is an old military fort built during World War II to protect against potential attacks from Germany or Japan. The fort has been preserved and now serves as a park where visitors can explore its grounds and learn about its history through interpretive programs offered by staff members from nearby Fort Ransom State Park.

Kulm is also home to some unique festivals each year including the Kulm Corn Festival which takes place every September and celebrates all things corn-related with activities like corn shucking contests, corn eating contests, and more! During this time you can find vendors selling everything from fresh produce to homemade crafts and food items made with locally grown ingredients such as sweetcorn ice cream bars!

Overall Kulm is a great place to live due to its quiet atmosphere, friendly people, and numerous recreational opportunities for all ages! Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities or just want to relax in small-town charm, Kulm has something for everyone.

Kulm, North Dakota

Population: 422. Estimated population in July 2020: 391 (-7.3% change)
Males: 199 (47.2%), Females: 223 (52.8%)

LaMoure County

Zip code: 58456

Median resident age: 55.6 years
Median household income: $25,125
Median house value: $22,700

Races in Kulm:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)

Ancestries: German (54.7%), Norwegian (21.1%), Swedish (19.4%), Russian (7.6%), Irish (4.7%), United States (4.0%).

Elevation: 1970 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Kulm

  • High school or higher: 67.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kulm city

  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 18.0%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -54 (-11.3%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Kulm:

  • ASHLEY MEDICAL CENTER – CAH (about 29 miles; ASHLEY, ND)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kulm:

  • JAMESTOWN REGIONAL (about 47 miles; JAMESTOWN, ND; Abbreviation: JMS)
  • ABERDEEN REGIONAL (about 71 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Abbreviation: ABR)
  • DEVILS LAKE MUNI (about 124 miles; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Abbreviation: DVL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Kulm:

  • PRUETZ MUNI (about 2 miles; KULM, ND; Abbreviation: 5K9)
  • EDGELEY MUNI (about 16 miles; EDGELEY, ND; Abbreviation: 51D)
  • GACKLE MUNI (about 26 miles; GACKLE, ND; Abbreviation: 9G9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kulm:

  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 129 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 132 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 144 miles; FARGO, ND; Full-time enrollment: 8,836)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 162 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 171 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; Full-time enrollment: 9,935)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 174 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,400)


Public high school in Kulm:

  • KULM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: 105 1ST AVE SW; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Kulm:

  • KULM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 217 2ND AVE SW; Grades: PK – 06)